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Recovery Act auditors aim to strengthen contractor oversight

Tools developed to monitor stimulus spending could have long-term benefits for IGs and financial managers.

Divide and Conquer

It’s not a good time to be arguing for one-party control of the White House and Congress.

Senate approves FAA bill but fight with House looms

The Senate’s version avoids contentious language, including a provision making it easier for FedEx workers to unionize.

Agencies urged to fix technical mistakes in stimulus spending reports

New OMB guidance calls for greater focus on reviewing quality of data from recipients.

State will hire contractor to supervise private embassy guards

Lawmaker and watchdog criticize plan to employ a personal services contractor to oversee employees of an embattled security company in Afghanistan.

Acquisition councils create database to track contractor misdeeds

System will be a one-stop shop for information on performance and legal violations.

Treasury chief: Federal role in housing agencies will change

Fannie and Freddie cannot continue their existing hybrid structure, says Geithner.

Defense acquisition reform panel issues final recommendations

Report calls for changes to Pentagon’s financial management and for giving acquisition workers more incentive to perform well.

Senate girds for fight on health care reconciliation

A key GOP challenge will focus on changes to the Cadillac tax on high-value plans included in reconciliation legislation.

Officials outline missile defense goals

Pentagon leaders on Monday rejected abolishing the Missile Defense Agency and transferring its functions to the different armed services.